Rebecca Robbins, DVM, PhD joined the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory’s (TVMDL) Canyon laboratory on May 10. She will serve as the laboratory’s resident director.
Robbins is a three-time graduate of North Carolina State University. In 2004, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree, double majoring in poultry science and biological science. She earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2009 and a PhD in 2016. Throughout her education, Robbins heavily focused on food animals and researched antibiotics in pork production through her PhD program.
Robbins comes to TVMDL from Seaboard Foods in Guymon, Oklahoma. There, she served as the senior production veterinary for eight years and supervised a team of 11 veterinary professionals. Robbins and her team were responsible for the health of over 275,000 sows and their offspring and the genetic development of replacement gilts and boars.
Prior to her tenure at Seaboard, Robbins served as the staff veterinarian at Murphy-Brown, LLC’s eastern facility. There she oversaw the veterinary management for over 60,000 sows and gilts and was responsible for diagnostic monitoring and interpretation. Robbins also brings a wealth of practice to TVMDL from her time as a part-time associate veterinarian at Banfield Pet Hospitals in Fayetteville, North Carolina and Garner, North Carolina.
As the resident director, Robbins will oversee operations and staff at TVMDL’s Canyon laboratory. The Canyon laboratory annually performs over 200,000 tests for a variety of species and is located on the West Texas A&M University campus.
Please join TVMDL in welcoming Dr. Robbins to the agency.